Patient Education & FAQs

Good dental health begins at home, so our doctors and staff go out of their way to make sure you have the tools and resources you need to have great at-home oral hygiene habits. We work hard to build strong relationships with each patient and prioritize open communication.

Jeter & Welch Dentistry opened its doors in 1976 and provides the highest quality dental care to patients from North Charleston, SC and surrounding communities. From our beginning, we have focused on creating a practice environment that is warm and welcoming to patients of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are always welcoming new patients into our practice. If you have any questions about joining our patient family, please give us a call at 843-797-3355 or visit our New Patient Information page.

Yes, our practice accepts all major insurance plans and we are preferred providers for a number of companies.

Yes, we work with CareCredit to help you pay for procedures and insurances not covered by insurance. We are committed to providing affordable, effective dental care.

Yes, we provide emergency dental care for injuries including knocked-out teeth, shifting teeth, chipped teeth, and more. If you have a life-threatening or severe dental injury, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. For after-hours instructions, please contact our office. We strive to treat every patient in a timely and efficient manner.

This may be due to improper brushing habits — you may be using a toothbrush with too rough of bristles or scrubbing too harshly. However, bleeding gums may also be a symptom of gum disease. During an exam or cleaning, we can determine the underlying cause of the bleeding.

It is recommended that you bring your child to the dentist for regular visits at age one. Early detection of tooth decay is the best prevention for future problems. In addition, these visits also help your child become familiar with going to the dentist, and can help them create positive associations with our office. This helps them develop great dental habits for a lifetime!

This is a disease affecting the gum tissue and bone surrounding/supporting the teeth. It can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Periodontitis is the most serious and advanced stage of gum disease and can lead to jaw bone loss as well. When gingivitis — the early stage of periodontal disease — is left untreated, it can result in periodontitis.

If you have questions about your brushing and flossing techniques, feel free to ask us at your next appointment! We are happy to answer any questions you have and show you the correct way to keep your teeth healthy. Proper brushing and flossing is essential to taking good care of your teeth.

Sugars, bacteria, and plaque expose your teeth to acid, which breaks down the minerals in your teeth and attacks the tooth enamel. If these minerals are not replaced, it can lead to tooth decay. Fluoride is found in various foods as well as tap water and help strengthen your teeth against demineralization.

Yes, caps and crowns are the same thing. Both are used to help restore a tooth that has experienced fracture, trauma, or decay, and are often used after a root canal.

Amalgam fillings are traditional silver fillings, whereas composite fillings are tooth-colored. A composite filling allows you to retain more of your original tooth structure and strength, while amalgam fillings are less expensive and more durable.

Have additional questions? Need to schedule an appointment? Please contact Jeter & Welch Dentistry today at 843-797-3355 We look forward to hearing from you.